Staples: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings
Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 22nd. Staples, Inc. retails office supplies, furniture, and technology. The Company’s customers include consumers and businesses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Staples serves its customers through office superstores, mail order catalogs, the Internet, and a contract business.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Staples Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.27 per share on revenues of $5.93 billion.
Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.2 to a profit $0.18. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.33, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Staples has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||23,080||24,280||24,140||24,660||24,380|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.13||1.02||1.21||1.40||-0.31|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jan. 31, 2012||Apr. 30, 2012||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012||Jan. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||6,374||6,105||5,498||6,353||6,568|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.4098||0.27||0.18||-0.89||0.1187|
Staples has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.
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